Our History

The Fisherman’s Net was founded in the late 1960’s through Frank Majewski–a man who became very familiar with God’s mercy in his life.

Frank was involved in a gang lifestyle and developed a well-know persona among local police in the Warren area.  Frank’s life changed drastically after sustaining a gunshot wound to the face. Lying on a gurney in the hospital that night as a young teenager, Frank realized he had a choice to make should he live–continue on in a life filled with destruction and turmoil, or live a life worthy of something positive. Frank decided to pursue a positive life worth living but not for himself; instead, Frank decided to live his life for Jesus Christ and sharing this hope required him to speak it.

As a barber, Frank shared his testimony with local customers curious about this newfound faith. After receiving permission from the barbershop owner, Frank started Bible studies in the barbershop after hours in the evenings.  Week by week, Frank’s Bible studies grew heavily in number–some nights gathering hundreds of local residents and friends. Soon, Frank realized that a different venue for these Bible studies was necessary, so he moved them to nearby parks in Warren, Michigan.

 

More and more young people came to know the Lord through the park meetings held in Warren.  St. Sylvester’s church decided to opened its doors to the Bible study attendees, and we officially became incorporated as the Fisherman’s Net Church in the mid-1970’s; beginning Sunday services at Macomb College.

 

A book was written by Sally Zito about Frank’s life and the events that brought him to Christ.  The title of the book is, “Bring Him to Me: The Frank Majewski Story” and is available on Amazon.com.

 

Finally, in 1988, the Fisherman’s Net Church moved to its current location in downtown Utica where we continue our legacy by ministering the Gospel to local residents in the area, as well as overseas in Indonesia and parts of Eastern Europe.